Shoondhisa

Shoondhisa

Guji, Ethiopia

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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Guji
Woreda: Shakisso
Washing Station: Dambi Uddo
Variety: Metu-Bishari Selections 74110 & 74112
Processing: Natural
Elevation: 2173 masl

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Meyer Lemon, Milk Chocolate


Shoondhisa is back and as tasty as ever! This is a classical Ethiopian sun-dried coffee. We taste tart strawberries, sweet Meyer lemon, and smooth milk chocolate. It's got tangy acidity, lingering floral aromas, and a soft texture. It’s creamy, bright, and fresh - exactly what might cheer you up on a winter day.

Shoondhisa comes from 72 smallholder farmers who deliver to a private washing station managed by Ture Waji. In contrast to operations of most co-op models, the farmers who deliver cherry to the Dambi Uddo washing station are paid upfront, regardless of the future sale. The washing station also trains farmers in the non-harvest season, and hires about 80 seasonal workers who assist during harvest. Ture's legendary instincts and careful work are paying off in Shakisso

A note on the varieties: 
The Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) has been working to research, classify, and develop new Ethiopian varieties since the 1970s. Their work has resulted in ~40 varietal selections referred to as ‘JARC improved’ coffees - two of which are in this selection. 74110 & 74112 both originate from trees found in forests near the Bishari village in the Metu woreda (so referred to as Metu-Bishari selections), and were selected for resistance to coffee berry disease, higher overall yields, and good growth at high altitudes. These selections are now some of the most-grown varieties in Ethiopia - 74110 is particularly notable for delivering the classic floral and fruity flavors you’ll notice in Shoondhisa.

Imported by: Osito Coffee.